The Chignecto Isthmus is a critical land bridge that serves as the only route for terrestrial wildlife to move in and out of Nova Scotia. Moose, whose populations are healthy in New Brunswick, need this key pathway migrate throughout mainland Nova Scotia, where they’re considered endangered. In addition to moose, other species found here include Canada warbler, bobcat and northern goshawk.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada has secured 18 properties in the Chignecto Isthmus Natural Area, totaling more than 1,012 hectares (2,500 ac.). These properties are located near Halls Hill and Baie Verte in New Brunswick, and Amherst, Nova Scotia.